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BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen
Andrew Macpherson (tenor)
Programme introduced by Alastair Maclntyre


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Tenor: Andrew MacPherson
Introduced By: Alastair MacLntyre

: Silver Chords

Bruce Dargavel
Meryl Waite
The Strings in Harmony.
(Leader. Morgan Lloyd)
The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mat Jones


Unknown: Bruce Dargavel
Unknown: Meryl Waite
Production By: Mat Jones


Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Maria Perilli (soprano) Alfred Swain (baritone)
John Howlett (organ)
From the Dominion Theatre. Tottenham Court Road. London


Unknown: Owen Walters
Baritone: Alfred Swain
Baritone: John Howlett

: Billy Cotton Band Show

with Doreen Stephens
Ellis Jackson , Alan Breeze


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Ellis Jackson
Unknown: Alan Breeze

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The quiz visits the Glens of Antrim
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan


Illustrations By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: People's Service

From the Church of St. Chad, South Norwood, London. Conducted by Father Gordon Albion


Service conducted by: Father Gordon Albion


From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and in Germany, by the British Forces Network


Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra with Carole Carr , Steve Conway


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Steve Conway

: Eric Barker in 'WATERLOGGED SPA'

invites you to meet
Pearl Hackney, Jon Pertwee
Richard Gray , Eric Woodburn
Sylvia Robin , and the Waterlogged Spa Glee Party
George Crow and his
Blue Mariners Dance Orchestra at Sinking-in-the-Ooze
Script by Eric Barker
Production by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Richard Gray
Unknown: Eric Woodburn
Unknown: Sylvia Robin
Unknown: George Crow
Script By: Eric Barker
Production By: Leslie Bridgmont


Each week at this time, speakers recommend their own selection of recently published books, with short comments to guide you in library and bookshop
This week's speakers are:
Janet Adam Smith
Clifford Dyment and Richard Usborne


Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Clifford Dyment
Unknown: Richard Usborne


played by the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Introduced by John Webster


Introduced By: John Webster

: Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in ' UP THE POLE'

with Claude Dampier , Jon Pertwee
Betty Paul , Roger Snowdon
Five Smith Brothers
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Ronnie Hanbury Production by George Inns


Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Production By: George Inns


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the Ayr district to meet ten men and women who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Arranged and Introduced by John Shuter


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Introduced By: John Shuter

: Arthur Askey says ' HOW-DO-YOU-DO'

to the Wilson family
Join Arthur Askey when he meets F. T. Wilson , his wife, family, and friends at a special invitation party at their home in Taplow, Bucks


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: F. T. Wilson

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ London v. Cardiff: Round 7

A series of eight contests between a resident team in London, and a challenging team in Cardiff
London: Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master, Peter Watson Cardiff: Wyn Griffith , T. I. Ellis
Quiz-Master. Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: Peter Watson
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Hi, Gang! 1949

[Starring] Bebe Daniels, Vic Oliver and Ben Lyon
with Benny Lee
George Mitchell's Hi Gangsters
The Dance Orchestra


Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Sid Colin
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Richard Murdoch in ' MUCH-BINDING-IN-THE-MARSH

with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa , Maurice Denham
Maureen Riscoe , Helen Hill


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas


Community hymn-singing from St. Werburgh's Church, Derby. Combined Anglican and Free Church Choirs, conducted by Stanley H. Mayes
Hymns introduced by The Rev. Canon J. Crowther Makinson


Unknown: Rev. Canon J. Crowther Makinson


from the Kilburn Empire, London with Frankie Howerd Ronnie Ronalde
Joyce Golding Percy Edwards
Douglas ' Cardew ' Robinson
The Aspidistras
Allan Clive
The Three Monarchs
Billy Tement and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Ronnie Ronalde
Unknown: Joyce Golding
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Allan Clive
Unknown: Billy Tement
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


A programme of melody played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.

: Music in Miniature

A musical entertainment given by Nina Milkina (piano)
Violet Carson (mezzo-soprano)
Reginald Kell (clarinet) Archie Jacob (clarinet)
John Alexandra (bassoon)
Olive Zorian (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
Norina Semino (cello)
J. Edward Merrett (double bass)


Piano: Nina Milkina
Mezzo-Soprano: Violet Carson
Clarinet: Reginald Kell
Clarinet: Archie Jacob
Bassoon: John Alexandra
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Winifred Copperwheat
Cello: Norina Semino
Cello: J. Edward Merrett


With Lilian Duff and her records of Continental artists


Unknown: Lilian Duff

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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